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What is type of “this” pointer? Explain when it is get created?

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What is type of “this” pointer? Explain when it is get created?
posted Jan 27, 2015 by Anwar

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The ‘this’ pointer is passed as a hidden argument to all nonstatic member function calls and is available as a local variable within the body of all nonstatic functions. ‘this’ pointer is a constant pointer that holds the memory address of the current object. ‘this’ pointer is not available in static member functions as static member functions can be called without any object (with class name).

It is a constant pointer type. It gets created when a non-static member function of a class is called.

answer Jan 28, 2015 by Mohammed Hussain
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